Little Rock Hit and Run Accidents
After a car crash, the drivers involved are required by law to stay at the scene, and they are supposed to exchange information with each other, such as their names, contact information, and registration number. Unfortunately, some drivers perform a hit and run, meaning that they hit someone’s car and flee the scene of the accident instead of staying and following the appropriate procedures in accordance with the law. Many of these drivers do this because they do not have insurance, have warrants out for their arrest, or are drunk – all of which can get them in serious trouble with the law. If you or a loved one has been injured in a hit and run accident, the Little Rock car accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz are ready to discuss your case and guide you through the legal process. We may be able to assist you in recovering damages.What to Do After a Hit and Run Accident
After a hit and run collision, you should call the police by dialing “9-1-1.” Depending on your location in Pulaski County, you may have police officers from the Little Rock Police Department – located at 700 West Markham Street, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201 – dispatched to your location. The police may be able to find the driver who fled the scene of the accident. If the driver is found, you will need to establish the other driver’s negligence in order to recover damages by proving that you were owed a duty of reasonable care by the other driver, but the other driver breached the duty, thus causing you to suffer injuries.
The injuries you may sustain from a hit and run collision are likely to be common injuries that many people sustain in car accidents. Common injuries in car accidents include head trauma, whiplash, skull fractures, broken bones, spinal cord injuries, and more. These injuries can result in hospital visits and missed work. Monetary losses, such as medical bills and lost wages, can be recouped by being awarded economic damages. Non-economic damages can be awarded for your intangible losses, including pain and suffering, disfigurement, and loss of consortium.
If the driver who committed the hit and run is found, there is the possibility that you may not be able to recover damages from them at all. For example, you may not be able to recover damages from the other driver if they do not have insurance. If the driver, on the other hand, is not found, many victims file an uninsured motorist claim with their own insurance company. In this situation, your insurance company can take a position adverse to yours, stepping into the shoes of the at-fault party as if they had coverage in the first place. To fully understand the complexities regarding hit and run collisions, you should hire a knowledgeable car accident lawyer in Little Rock.Retain a Skilled Auto Accident Attorney in the Little Rock Area
Hit and run accidents can leave victims in a precarious situation – one in which they may not know what to do or where to turn. That is why the personal injury law firm of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz is here to help. We represent people injured in Little Rock, Jonesboro, Jackson, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville, Caruthersville, Hayti, Tupelo, Oxford, Starkville, Grenada, Columbus, Meridian, and in other communities throughout Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Missouri, and Kentucky. Contact us today by calling us toll-free at 800-529-4004 or by completing our online form to schedule a free appointment with a motor vehicle collision lawyer. NST is the way to go.